Yesterday I was dragging a bit. When I spoke to my husband he replied that he, too, was tired. Then my daughter mentioned that she was a bit tired. We spoke about wintertime, that it's very cold outside, that people usually feel like holing up this time of year. Many mammals in our latitude go into full hibernation and just sleep the winter away; plants go dormant as well. We obviously can't do that. But maybe, just maybe, we can slow down a bit, curl up with a good book and a cup of tea, catch up on some sleep by going to bed earlier and spending more time under the warm and soft covers. It get's dark so early and it feels so good to be in the warm house. Soon enough, when the days become longer, we'll burst with energy and a zest for life and action. But for now it's a good time to enjoy the slower pace of life. Let's hibernate a bit.